Sorcerer | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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85
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106 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark ruby brown Belgian style strong ale with complex flavors reminiscent of dried fruits. The sweet hints of raisin, fig and plum are accentuated with rock candy sugar then warmed away by the strength of the dry alcoholic finish.

Added by sitarist on 12-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a dark red-brown color with a ruby flare at the edges. It is opaque simply due to its dark color. It grows a tan head to about half a finger with reasonable stay, and some lacing sticks in light patches and heavy spotting.
There's lots of fruit in here along with gentle spiciness and it has a sweet character overall. It develops dryness as it goes, though, while the spices and dark fruits integrate with a bit of tobacco leaf and a mild woodiness. Malts are bready and dry, balancing notes of caramel, raisin, and candi sugars. The dryness leads a bit yeasty into the finish.
The body is medium but cut through by a crispness that's fairly hard. The feel ends up ever so slightly leaning semi-sweet but very close to even. It gets a little smoother underneath as it goes.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting dark strong ale

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of max503
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmw4437
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KFrank729
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gregcordle
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TJStrongbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nice flavor overall. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of OleDixie
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kbrown
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jjf3792
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mattcrill
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice.

Aroma: Pepper phenols up front. A nice pleasant spiciness with bready undertones. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Dark amber pour with golden edges. A low white head dissipates quickly.

Flavor: Spicy pepper notes up front, clove, and low fig notes all flood the palate. Soft dark bread malt character lays the foundation. Balance is even with a slight nod to the bitterness due to the phenol character. Earthy hop bitterness. Finish is clean and bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Prickly high carbonation. No creaminess or astringency.

Overall impression: A velvet hammer. Dangerously drinkable with tons of Belgian character. Worthy of recognition.

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Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Sorcerer from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
3.8 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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